Primul produs Apple care va folosi sticla safir va fi iWatch si nu iPhone 6

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Desi rapoarte anterioare au insinuat ca Apple intentioneaza sa foloseasca safirul pentru urmatoarea generatie de iPhone, surse din lantul asiatic al furnizorilor Apple sustin ca iWatch va fi primul produs care va fi echipat cu ecran din sticla safir

“According to Chinese media sources (which are citing “Taiwan supply chain insiders”), Apple has put a lot of effort into fitting the next iPhone with a sapphire screen. These sources claim that “beta” iPhone units (read: some of the prototypes Apple is currently testing) are already sporting sapphire protected panels, but unfortunately, chances are that they will not make it on the final product.

The problem is not necessarily due to low yield (which still is a problem, at least until Apple’s [Arizona] plant will be fully operational), but mainly because fitting a sapphire screen on the next iPhone would make its price skyrocket.

Fortunately though, the same sources also say that Apple will manage to fit sapphire screens on the rumored iWatch. The smartwatch is said to feature a 2 inch panel, and evidently, the production costs would be much lower.”

Desi cu siguranta iWatch va beneficia de un strat de safir pentru a-si proteja display-ul, volumul de materie prima si echipamente pe care Apple le-a achizitionat pentru fabrica de sticla safir (Sapphire Glass) indica planuri mult mai mari decat display-ul de 2 inci al unui iWatch.